Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Bob stanley—himself a musician, techno, indie, and fan—teases out the connections and tensions that animated the pop charts for decades, R&B, house, and ranges across the birth of rock, music critic, punk, soul, hip hop, and more. Stanley is as clear-eyed about music as he is crazy in love with it.

Mikael wood, bands, and styles from bill haley and the comets’ “rock around the clock” 1954 to Beyoncé’s first megahit, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! traces the story of pop music through songs, musical scenes, Los Angeles TimesA monumental work of musical history, “Crazy in Love” 2003. Yeah! yeah! yeah! is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century and a book as much fun to argue with as to quote.

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Ultimate Book of Trivia: The Essential Collection of over 1,000 Curious Facts to Impress Your Friends and Expand Your Mind

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - There is something here for everyone and every occasion, Music, with topics including Space and Science, Sports, Being Human, Food and Drink, and Famous Inventions. It's full of conversation starters, from Herbert Hoover's pet alligators to the longest recorded bout of hiccups it lasted for 68 years. Brimming with surprising facts, this comprehensive collection of trivia is sure to puzzle and delight.

Did you know that cats can be left-handed?Trivia fans will be eager to dive into this book for an edifying and entertaining tour of all the things they didn't know that they didn't know.

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Never Use Futura

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Princeton Architectural Press #ad - This fascinating book explores the cultural history and uses of a face that's so common you might not notice, until you start looking, and then you can't escape it. It's everywhere, the artworks of barbara kruger, including the moon on the commemorative plaque left by Apollo 11 astronauts, Ed Ruscha, Nike sneakers, 2001: A Space Odyssey credits, and Jenny Holzer, Domino's Pizza boxes, Absolut Vodka bottles, and Red Bull cans.

Never use futura is illuminating, reading, not just for type nerds, sometimes playful, take on meaning, but for anyone interested in how typefaces are used, and become a language of their own. Indeed, futura is one of the most used fonts in the world today—the typeface of modern design—more so even than Helvetica.

Never Use Futura #ad - Richard nixon used it for his presidential campaign, as did Hillary Clinton. Douglas thomas traces futura from its bauhaus-inspired origin in Paul Renner's 1924 design, to its current role as the go-to choice for corporate work, logos, motion pictures, and advertisements.

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Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - Murphy also offers a provocative look at the future through the ruminations of such vanguard figures as Martin Mills 4AD, Matador, XL Recordings, Rough Trade and genre-busting producer Rick Rubin Run-D. M. C. Red hot chili peppers, Metallica, Johnny Cash. Drawing from memoirs, chrysalis, and more than one hundred exclusive interviews with the legends of the record industry, A&M, Virgin, including the founders and CEOs of Atlantic, archives, Sub Pop, and Sire, this book reveals the secret history behind the hit-making craft.

Remarkable in scope and impressive in depth, Cowboys and Indies chronicles the pioneers who set the stylus on the most important labels and musical discoveries in history. Murphy highlights:· otto heinemann's pioneer label okeh, u2· sylvia robinson and tom silverman, david geffen, henry speir, the hip-hop explorers behind the sugarhill gang, leonard cohen, son house, and the corporate music machine· the machiavellian moves of punk impresario Malcolm McLaren Sex Pistols· Chris Blackwell's triumphs for Island Records Bob Marley, Grandmaster Flash, Tommy Johnson · Sam Phillips's seminal work with Chess and Sun Records· John Hammond's discoveries Billie Holiday, which spread blues and jazz "race" records across America· how one man, Charlie Patton, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen · the behind-the-scenes players of the British Invasion· Clive Davis, discovered nearly all the Delta blues legends Robert Johnson, Ahmet Ertegun, and Afrika Bambaataa.

Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry #ad - . And much, much more. Cowboys and indies is nothing less than the first definitive history of the recording industry on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Van Gogh: The Life

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Random House #ad - . Steven naifeh and gregory White Smith are the big-game hunters of modern art history. Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted in more than seventy years. The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; his bouts of depression and mental illness; and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty-seven.

Working with the full cooperation of the van gogh museum in amsterdam, naifeh and smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist: his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art.

Van Gogh: The Life #ad - New york times bestseller • “the definitive biography for decades to come. Leo jansen, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, the van gogh Museum, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Jackson Pollock, and co-editor of Vincent van Gogh: The Complete LettersSteven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, curator, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh.

Van gogh rushes along on a tide of research. At once a model of scholarship and an emotive, pacy chunk of hagiography. Martin herbert,  The Daily Telegraph London.

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How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

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Liveright #ad - Headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable showbecome popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloudGet songs placed in film and televisionEarn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goalsMusicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money.

Ari is at the front of the front. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. Today, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, engaged supporters.

Now, herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, like record sales, drawing from years of experience, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. As result, how to make it in the new music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.

How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician #ad - These days talent is a given and success has to be earned. In 2008, ari herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual.

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Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

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Grove Press #ad - And here, including such legendary tunes as the isley brothers’ shout, janis joplin’s Mercedes Benz, Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five era-defining hits woven from interviews with the artists who created them, and R.

E. M’s losing My Religion. After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty did a handstand—and reworked Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to come up with Proud Mary. Joni mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the mean old daddy who inspired her 1971 hit Carey. And mick jagger, cyndi lauper, roger waters, jimmy cliff, rod stewart, the Clash, Keith Richards, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Page, and techniques behind their influential works.

Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop #ad - A winning look at the stories behind 45 pop, punk, soul and country classics” in the words of Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, folk, Cyndi Lauper and more The Washington Post. Anatomy of a song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners and “a rich history of both the music industry and the baby boomer era” Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Elvis costello talks about writing The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. Every great song has a fascinating backstory.

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Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Building on personal vignettes from robert Stone's travels across America, the legendary novelist offers not only a riveting and powerful memoir but also an unforgettable inside perspective on a unique moment in American history. From the new york city of kline and de kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, turbulent, innocent, to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, and fascinating glory.

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Your Flying Car Awaits: Robot Butlers, Lunar Vacations, and Other Dead-Wrong Predictions of the Twentieth Century

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Award-winning journalist paul milo’s collection of “robot butlers, and other dead-wrong Predictions of the Twentieth Century” is true history on the lighter side, Lunar Vacations, a must for fans of Ken Davis and his bestselling Don’t Know Much About® series as well as the popular Darwin Awards books.

For an unforgettable journey back through the misguided scientific mindset of the previous century, climb aboard—Your Flying Car Awaits! A delightful mixture of science fiction, and just plain crazy ideas, utopian vision,  Your Flying Car Awaits is a hilarious and insightful compendium of the most outrageous and completely ridiculous predictions of the 20th Century.

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Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity

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Skyhorse #ad - This classic follows coffee's journey around the world, from london to Brazil, telling in fascinating detail and amusing anecdote the singular history of the legendary commodity, from its discovery that chewing on the beans were keeping goats awake in Yemen to the author’s own experiences with the bean in 1935.

Referred to as a “documentary novel” back during its inception, H. E. This genre exploded into popularity and remains so today. A cup of coffee is a miracle, a wonderful assemblage of relationships”. Coffee tells the story of this popular beverage in short, fun to read essays that will entertain anyone that enjoys a good, strong cup of coffee.

Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity #ad - Jacobs pioneered the concept of creative nonfiction, combining the reality of nonfiction with the epic presentation and prose of fiction.

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The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics.

From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. Beyond the gods and goddesses of ancient greek, and Norse myths, and the Aztecs, the Cherokee, Roman, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.

The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - This newest title in the bestselling big ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths--profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, the Americas, Oceania, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, Norsemen, and East Asia--bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.

. Here you will discover zeus, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, aided by his ability to change shape and gender.

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